Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Pokémon Shining Pearl are remakes of the original DS games Diamond & Pearl. Contrary to earlier remakes which typically use the same style as other games from the same generation, this one has more cartoony graphics in an isometric 3D style.


Release date 19th November 2021 (Worldwide)
Platform Switch
Director Junichi Masuda & Yuichi Ueda
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond box art featuring Dialga roaring on a blue background Pokemon Shining Pearl box art featuring Palkia roaring on a pink background
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl box art


Like the original games, the story takes place in the mountainous region of Sinnoh. The player starts with one of three Pokémon and must conquer eight gyms in the region and the Elite Four, while also taking care of the evil organization, Team Galactic.

The Sinnoh starters: Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond logo Pokémon Shining Pearl logo
Logos for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Pokémon Shining Pearl